Summary: I originally built this computer with the Phenom II X4 905e for design concerns(the case and power supply had been given to me and were underpowered with serious ventilation problems). I needed a low wattage high performance rig and this cpu was a good choice. I have since upgraded the case and power supply as well as slightly overclocked the cpu.
Summary: Nice processor. More than twice as fast as my older X2 processor at about the same clock speed, using a third less power. Runs cool and quiet. My previous review indicated the processor died one day after installation. That was incorrect. It turned out to be a bad memory module. I found this out the hard way, after replacing not only the processor, but the system board.